India’s newly appointed limited-overs captain Virat Kohli opened up his mind in an interview to bcci.tv and spoke about at length about MS Dhoni’s decision to step down as India’s limited-overs captain and also the big challenge of captaining India in all three formats of the game.
Virat Kohli has impressed one and all with his captaincy in Test cricket and fans are hoping that he would lead Team India well in the limited-overs cricket format, too. Virat Kohli is someone who has always liked leading and many believe that captaincy comes naturally to him.
When asked about building a good team and leading India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Virat Kohli said captaining India in 2019 World Cup will be the biggest achievement of his life.
“Just hearing about the World Cups gives me goosebumps, I’ve played one, I’ve played a couple of T20 World Cups, but to play a World Cup as captain of India would be the biggest achievement of my life,” Virat Kohli said in an interview to bcci.tv.
Virat Kohli said that leading a young team is the most exciting thing for him. Kohli said that it is a wonderful phase for Indian cricket where there is a healthy competition among youngsters. Kohli also said that MS Dhoni’s input will be very important for his as a captain.
“The thing that needs to be understood and addressed here is that it is a gradual process. The good thing is that everyone is young, everyone is excited to grow as cricketers, which is the most exciting place that a captain can be in, with of course the inputs and guidance of MS himself. I think it’s a wonderful phase for Indian cricket where the youngsters coming in really have an opportunity to seal their spots for that big occasion.”